A once good manager, projected to have a bright future in management, was vilified by the nation and the press when he was the England boss. But for an unfortunate defeat in Moscow, England could well have qualified for Euro 2008
Anyhow, Steve McLaren then went to Holland to manage FC Twente. Again the press joked about his ambition and even his accent. Nevertheless, he has proved many wrong (or possibly reminded those that had forgotten him), by winning the Dutch title in his second season, after initially coming runner up in the first campaign and being forced to sell some of his better players. Anyone surprised if we find him managing a Premier League team within the next couple of yeas? Not me.